I love the tradition of the Christmas tree and decorations so much I did a whole post series on it. You can see the posts about many of my special Christmas decorations by searching for Tree Branch Tales on the blog.
We’ve always had a fake tree. My father was a firefighter and I think had a fear of fire from a real, dry Christmas tree. Seems my mom once said how much he worried about my grown sister and her insistence on a real tree for her family.
We only recently replaced our tree around here with a new, smaller pre-lit tree. I was happy to find out my husband didn’t actually throw away our old, huge artificial tree. It’s in the attic waiting for a day when the living room furniture accommodates it again. I miss its ability to carefully hold each of our special decorations.
I put a decoration on our new tree and watched as it slid off the branch and broke. My husband said: It’s just a decoration. I said: No, it’s not just a decoration! All our ornaments are special.
So our tree sits mostly empty with 3 days to go until Christmas as I didn’t feel like risking more ornaments. It’s just been a bit of an off-year for it. However, it does hold two new (unbreakable) special ornaments!
New Christmas Tree Ornaments For 2018:
The newest one is from my gift basket at work. This little mitten with the jingle bells is already a favorite.
And I also have my U.S. Capital Tree ornament hanging nestled in the branches.
If we had space and budget allowed, I’d probably drive my husband crazy by putting a tree in every room. Last year I did add some greenery to our kitchen doorway.
However, I mainly stick with my angels and Nativity sets.
What kind of Christmas tree do you have?